Metis history, culture in spotlight

The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church Youth Group calls area youth from Grade 6 and up to join them for a “Beach Day” on Saturday.

The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church Youth Group calls area youth from Grade 6 and up to join them for a “Beach Day” on Saturday.

Come out for a day of sunshine and tubing, and then stay for supper and a campfire. Parental permission slips will need to be signed.

For more information, contact Chantelle at 403-740-9425.

Children ages five to 13 are invited to a five-day camp at the Big Valley Evangelical Free Church from Monday, Aug. 13, to Friday, Aug. 17. There will be interesting crafts and prizes and a whole lot of fun. Come join in the songs, stories and games each day from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Metis Hivernant Days will settle in Big Valley for the August long weekend, which is this weekend. This interesting annual family event provides a wonderful opportunity to encounter local Metis history and culture.

Activities include voyageur games, jigging lessons, children’s games and crafts, drum-making and so much more.

Enjoy the great fiddle music all day long. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a parade. Join in the capote making, weaving and beading lessons, or maybe take part in the bannock-making contest. The day’s activities conclude with a supper and dance at the Community Hall.

Sunday’s activities begin with a church service at the hall. New to Hivernant Days this year will be a talent contest, scheduled to take place between noon and 4 p.m. Come on out to check out the trappers’ camp and display and enjoy the many interesting exhibits of traditional Aboriginal crafts.

For more information, contact Marlene Lanz at 403-815-6720 or 1-800-267-5844.

August birthday wishes go out to Cory Stormoen — 1, Kelly Armstrong — 3, Mark Anderson — 5, Nora Saar — 5, Phyllis Garrison — 5, Shirley Vols — 6, Karen Kargaard — 6, Kathy Evans — 8, Michelle Roux — 8, Donna Clark — 9, Dorothy Annable — 9, Bill Smillie — 13, Marie Gridley — 14, Stephanie Siegrist — 14, Taylor Baird — 15, Luke Skocdopole — 15, Connie Watts — 15, Val Erickson — 16, Clarence Dowhaniuk — 16, Vi Milton — 18, Cerwin Annable — 20, Ainsleigh Lucki — 23, Dorothy Dressler — 25, Deagan Lucki — 27, Wayne Fraser — 28, Zachary Duncan — 28, Cheryl Van Haga — 29, Ken Scott — 30, Mel Dods — 31.

Happy anniversary to Harvey and Judy Christenson — 3, Bill and Verna Kirtley — 12, Jim and Myra Greig — 15, Brent and Cindy Mailer — 17, Danny and Jenny Houle — 19, Ryan and Brandy Erickson — 19, Allan and Valerie MacDonald — 20, Mel and Lois Miller — 23, Terry and Janet Annable — 24, and Russel and Charlotte Watts — 26.

Just Posted

MP Sorenson: New Year, New Beginning?

Economic outlook not so bright in coming months

Stettler Library has lots programs for public

Memberships are free for county and town residents

MLA: You don’t vote for the tail

Bureaucracy overtakes elected representatives

Our Town Stettler: Convalescent Hospital opened in 1954 first of its kind

Gave Stettler forward-thinking reputation for helping an ageing population

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

World economy forecast to slow in 2019 amid trade tensions

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from expected global growth of 3.5 per cent

‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor

The nominations were announced on Monday, Jan. 21 with some movies earning up to six nominations

PHOTO: Eyes turn to heavens to witness super blood wolf moon

These two photos show the lunar eclipse about 30 minutes apart from each other.

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

Most Read